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Immersive Technologies wins top prizes at State Awards

6 November, 2008 - Perth Australia

Immersive Technologies has won 2 major prizes at the Western Australian Industry and Export Awards, including the “Premier’s Award for Excellence”, the evening’s highest honor.

Held on Friday 31st October at the Hyatt Regency, Immersive Technologies’ leading mining simulation technology was also the winner of the Education and Training Export Award, which recognizes “outstanding innovation and export achievement in the fi eld of education and training services, expertise and curriculum.”

The Western Australian Industry and Export Awards, now in their 20th year, also acknowledge the important contribution that Western Australian businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity.

With 380 simulator modules at 155 locations in 23 countries Immersive Technologies’ world leading simulation technology is seen as the industry standard for its proven ability to increase operator safety, reduce unscheduled maintenance, improve productivity and lower cost per tonne. The technology is supported by global exclusive alliances with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) including Bucyrus, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These exclusive alliances provide the detailed proprietary information necessary to accurately replicate the real equipment and provide the highest levels of training transfer and retention.

Peter Salfinger, CEO, Immersive Technologies, says: “We were delighted to receive the awards, particularly given the list of capable contenders. These awards acknowledge the dedication, innovation and passion of the Immersive team in Perth and around the world.”

Salfinger attributes the company’s success to “a very focused strategy that sees us concentrate our efforts on the mining and earthmoving industries and on how we can create the most value for our customers.”

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About Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this unique position by focusing on its mission to make every mining and earthmoving equipment operator in the world safer and their employer more profitable through its simulation technologies. Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulators are helping hundreds of mining companies around the world to increase their equipment operators' safety and site profitability through effective simulation training.

Immersive Technologies provides its customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal exclusive licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including: Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with exclusive access to the OEM's proprietary and confidential machine technical information that is required to correctly simulate the OEM's machines and is not available through other public or dealer channels.

With advanced simulator modules deployed in 39 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Calgary, Ottawa & Vancouver Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Bochum Germany, Johannesburg South Africa, Jakarta Indonesia, Kolkata India and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Immersive has the global mining experience, innovative technology, product range, OEM relationships, proven support commitment and industry vision to partner with you to ensure your simulator training solution delivers the significant results you expect.